GSA Announces Plans to Consolidate MAS Contracts and Asks for Industry Feedback

The General Services Administration is conducting market research for its planned consolidation of the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program. Earlier this month, GSA publicly announced the new single solicitation format, including streamlined terms and conditions, and its intention to collect feedback from government contractors in the industry. According to GSA, the consolidation is part of its two-year modernization process for the program that began in November of 2018. The consolidated MAS solicitation is scheduled for release later this year. And if you have concerns or suggestions for GSA on this significant consolidation, there is still time for your input.

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SmallGovCon Welcomes Gregory Weber!

I am happy to announce that Gregory Weber has joined the great team of attorney-authors here at SmallGovCon.  Greg is an associate attorney with Koprince Law LLC, where his practice focuses on federal government contracts law.

Before joining the team, Greg worked on federal and state regulatory compliance as a corporate officer for the nation’s largest home health and hospice company. Check out Greg’s full biography to learn more about our newest author, and don’t miss his first SmallGovCon post on size protests of task orders.

Senate Highlights Decline in Number of Small Businesses Getting Federal Contracts

Recently, a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship called for increased small business participation in federal contracts during a hearing on the SBA’s contracting programs. Senator Ben Cardin based his concern on a recent report showing that the number of small businesses with federal contracts was at a 10-year low.

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Runway Extension Act: Return of the SBA

Congress and the SBA continue to disagree about the timing for the implementation of the Runway Extension Act (conveniently allowing my Star Wars references to continue).

SBA recently provided testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship. Senator Marco Rubio called the hearing to address, among other things, why the “SBA has refused to follow the Runway Extension Act.” (We have wondered the same thing.)

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SmallGovCon Congratulates Matthew Moriarty!

I am very pleased to announce that Matthew Moriarty has been elevated to the partnership at Koprince Law LLC.

Matt has been with the firm since shortly after it opened. Since then, he has worked tirelessly on behalf of government contractors, representing them in a wide variety of legal matters. Matt has spoken at industry events across the country, written many great posts on SmallGovCon, and recently co-authored our GovCon Handbook on Debriefings and Bid Protests.

Beyond his sterling resume, Matt’s an all-around good person (notwithstanding his unfortunate choice of college basketball teams in the North Carolina Tar Heels). He embodies the values of ethics and professionalism that are central to our firm’s work. Congratulations, Matt!

Life Moves Pretty Fast: Thank You, SmallGovCon Readers

As many clients and friends of Koprince Law LLC already know, I announced last week that I will be retiring from the active practice of law, effective May 10. As that date draws closer, I will also step down from my role as editor of SmallGovCon, where I’ve written over 1,100(!) posts.

But fear not! Koprince Law and SmallGovCon will continue on, good as ever (albeit with slightly fewer references to things like boneless chicken wings). My colleague Matt Schoonover, a current Partner at the firm, will step into my shoes as Koprince Law’s Managing Partner, and my colleague Shane McCall will take over as SmallGovCon‘s editor.

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